St Leger and Viney uses TransLution™ to track sample books

St Leger and Viney, major South African distributor of fabrics and wallcoverings, has been successfully running the TransLution™ Software for over 10 years

They recently decided to expand their implementation of the product to include serialised tracking of their sample books.

Each sample book is extremely valuable and St Leger has over a thousand of these. This requires them to do more than track how many sample books are on the premises verse how many are out with their partners and customers.

In conjunction with Afrisoft Africa, St Leger implemented a process whereby every individual sample book is labelled with a serialised barcode. Sample books are sent out to various locations on a sales order. Each sample book is scanned when it is packed for dispatch and the location of each sample is stored in TransLution™, allowing for easy reporting and tracking.

As books are returned, they are also scanned so that the sample locations are accurately stored.

TransLution™ had previously been implemented to dramatically reduce the time for warehouse stocktake from three or more days to less than one. The variances are also significantly smaller meaning that reconciliations resulting from stock takes no longer need days or weeks to resolve. St Leger and Viney wanted to have the same benefits in their sample counting process and the final part of the implementation was to use TransLution™ for stocktake of samples.


TransLution™ software was developed to assist manufacturing, warehousing and distribution companies to better manage their business processes and stock handling. The TransLution™ product is particularly focussed on robust integration to customers’ existing ERP, accounting and stock management software for a wide range of transactions. TransLution™ is distributed in Africa by Afrisoft Africa (Pty) Ltd and in Europe by K3 SYSPRO.

Afrisoft Africa (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1998 to serve the specialised needs of agribusiness, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution companies. Afrisoft provides consulting services for business improvement and distributes, implements and supports TransLution, AGRISand other business improvement software in Africa.

St Leger & Viney is the leading distributor of decorative fabrics and wallcoverings to South Africa’s design industry professionals. Founded in 1989, St Leger’s aim was to bring high-end classic design to the market at competitive prices. They started by sourcing fabrics locally but as demand grew, they began developing their own unique material with the best mills and weavers from around the world. This broadened the ranges they had to offer, while establishing a signature look and reputation internationally.

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